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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1637 AD

January

January 23: Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil

February

February 2: Zorilla's "El mas Impropio Verdugo Para Las," premieres in Madrid
February 15: Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor

May

May 13: Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife
May 26: 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven, Connecticut kills 500 indians

August

August 28: WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa

October

October 7: Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda

November

November 7: Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
November 20: Peter Minuit and 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden
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